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I Battle Depression

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    I will need to start doing the things

    that counteract depression again: exercise, light therapy, mindfulness. I am not depressed now. In the past I have always waited until it was too late, until I was depressed, and only then I would start counteracting it. This time I figure I have got to start earlier than that...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 10 Responses Aug 11

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I hate you. I'm slowly sinking to the bottom of

    the ocean and everyone around me is rising. I'm tried I want to give up. Why keep trying if the scar number is rising. You keep lying as if you're trying. I keep on hiding remain lying about how much I'm dying. I'm done. Are you having fun?
    Aniyiah Aniyiah 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I've been struggling with depression

    since I was 12 years old, I'm 20 now. And as of tonight I've run out of the only thing that makes me feel good. Soon enough the physical pain will set in but it's the anxiety and sadness that will hurt the worst. Almost ten years of fighting and I'm still stuck.
    garagedad garagedad 18-21, T 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am suffering with depression

    but my family don't take it seriously and keep taking this **** I can't cope with it no more I need help and they make life hell
    foreverbellaalone foreverbellaalone 22-25, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Ha. Not clean anymore.

    But I don't give a ****. I give up.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Everyone I thought so much about what I want to

    say to u all but tonight is so sleepy night...so I will say this: you are not alone. be strong I will be by your side believe that no matter what u face u can be happy u deserve it:):) I love you <3
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have this morbid fantasy

    where I tie a cinder block to my feet and throw myself from the Ocean Beach pier. I imagine sinking further down and feeling a slight panic as I run out of air, followed by a calm of knowing it's almost over. I wonder how many others I would join down there. I'd never do it, but...
    princessaliababua princessaliababua 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 77 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    Good morning folks, hope your all well.

    I posted this sonewheres else but I figured I'd post it here too... Cause well its how I truly feel... Thanks folks. You all have great options and they are all ones I have tried and even been helped with before. This is a much bigger relapse or whatever you want to call it...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    You know how people with seasonal depression

    have depression during the winter due to a lack of sunlight? I have a seasonal depression during the spring and summer. I hate the heat and I hate the sun because it is so painfully bright. I absolutely love the fall and winter, the quiet peace they brings, the cold crisp air...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 4 Responses 19 mins ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I'm having trouble letting go of my past,

    especially all my failures and all the people who hurt me. I still think of all the times I wasn't good enough, of the boy who led me on for two years and then literally laughed at my broken heart, of my best friend who dropped me out of nowhere. It still hurts even though it's...
    Planetoi Planetoi 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    I am a 17 year old boy

    and ever since I was little, I've been disappointing my mom. I started with the simplest things that led up to bigger and worst things. All together, it has came up to me making my mom cry. I just want to nd my life bc I've done some things that I really regret. I am afraid to...
    Dominiquejgrant Dominiquejgrant 16-17, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Well, I first got depression

    when i was about 13 or so, maybe before that, and i am now 18, and it went away once or twice, at least it thought it did, and recently i thought i was beating it again, and the happiness i felt, winning this battle, it was untrue, words could not describe it. Though recently...
    kieranPeck96 kieranPeck96 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    First full week of school down This is gonna be

    a long school year Don't know if I'm gonna survive
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 21 Responses Jul 7

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm getting worse, I cut last night.

    It isn't just the demons in my head anymore, now I have to worry about actual people calling me names. I always did but now it's worse than before. Before it was dad and my cousin only. Now it's my classmates and dad and cousin. I know I'm worthless and I know I don't deserve...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 11 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Question If I think about dying

    but I would never really hurt myself or kill myself, what would you call that?
    NataliPurtyEyes NataliPurtyEyes 18-21, F 7 Responses 38 mins ago

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    I admit I have trust issues

    yet I have reasons like this one. I was led on during my freshman year. As the the months went by his kindness turned to nothing, but bitterness. It hurts because I liked him a lot because I thought he was different. He made me smile randomly, and he made me forget about the...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I googled that I needed someone to talk to

    and this site came up. I guess I don't mind if I don't have anyone to talk to. I guess I just like the idea that people can see how I feel by reading what I write. I'm just trying to figure out how to see the beauty in this world.
    Saccahride Saccahride 18-21 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm almost 8 months pregnant.

    I can't give him sex and he's kind of a fiend. He's been acting shady with his phone. There was a rumor he cheated on me but he says no. I feel like I'm never good enough I hate myself I feel like if I just disappeared he'd be happier. I think of his happiness Not mine. I feel...
    NataliPurtyEyes NataliPurtyEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses 43 mins ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    i just really need to talk to someone right now,

    i have no one to turn to, to let all my feelings go. ive never had anyone by my side and ever since ive just been pushing people away and im aways alone and isolated in my room. Everytime someone gives me a compliment i always deny it and tell myself the opposite. Everytime i...
    rxxandrw rxxandrw 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Well the weekend is here.

    The family won't be checking in on me. I'll have random contacts checking in. But if I play my cards right. I just might get to say game over man game ******* over! Nothing like getting my hands on some captain Morgan, 60 t1's 20 benadryl, 20 unisoms, and 10 gravol. Along with...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression.

    I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot of exercise. This is not a cure. But I can feel the full range of human emotion and that is such a good thing for me! I also avoid all wheat...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm suffering depression,

    loss of interest about life,, I'm facinating to taste and drink the silver cleaner of my Mom or Muriatic Acid for the Bathroom,, I feel my life has no direction and maybe no one will be affect because I'm A Big nothing, a hopeless to get a new job, No friends , No boyfriend...
    Sharot27 Sharot27 18-21, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Every day is a battle

    and im finding each day hard... I dunno wot to do anymore im in a deep black hole trying to find my way out and i dont no how to. :(
    kerkey kerkey 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Well back to my studies.

    .. I don't feel like doing anything else... Sooner or later I might have some picture clear answer...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    I'm going back to college in a week.

    I'm worried I won't make it past October. Worried history will repeat itself. Is it common to feel weird when getting close to the 1 year anniversary of my suicide attempt?
    mwdot mwdot 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Its sad really. To admit it.

    But yet im not really admitting it since identity remains a mystery. But that's the way it has to be. I don't remember when or why I started feeling this way. I don't know how I've lived so long surviving this. It feels like im being sucked in by a deep black hole. And I kept...
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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